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Dive Review of Don Questo in
Africa/Sudanese Red Sea

April, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Chris Heinbach, VA, USA (1 report)
Report Number 4838
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Thailand, USA
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No more than 50 meters, 50 minutes. Loosely enforced  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
2 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
4 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Spent 2 weeks aboard the Don Questo in the deep Southern Sudanese Red Sea.
Suakin Archipelago and below. Remote. Rarely even a fishing boat seen.
Pristine reefs, large schools of jacks, barracuda, sweetlips, tuna. Large 
schools of hammerheads. Sharks on every dive. Silkys, grey tips, black
tips. One site had a group of 6-8 tiger sharks. Unbelievable coral
formations and sheer quantity of life. 

Experienced captain, divemaster, and crew. Quite strong currents on
occasion. Not for beginners. Dove from zodiacs. Boat very well set up for
diving. Accommodations are not luxurious, but adequate. Food was quite
good. Sudan was very laid back. No problems or hassles.  
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